Thales’ top dog in the Middle East talks “connected IFE”

Olivier Badard, president of Thales Middle East, last week gave a broad-reaching press conference at the Dubai air show about the many projects underway at the Thales Group.

He touched ever so briefly on in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) and so, when I had my chance, I asked him about the new Thales connectivity suite in London.

Badard reveals that Thales is working on highly-connected Thales i5000 IFE systems for “a couple of customers” and that while these will be supported initially with Inmarsat’s L-band aeronautical services, it could entail other bands in the future.

Here is Badard in his own words.

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One Response to Thales’ top dog in the Middle East talks “connected IFE”

  1. Dave November 26, 2009 at 3:43 am #

    When he’s not at air shows talking about IFE systems, you suppose that dude collects tolls from people trying cross bridges? Just saying… No, I’m not being mean- you were thinking it too.

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